There is an adage that says if you can travel with someone, marry him. But now that you’ve tied the knot, why not do it the other way around? Here are 5 reasons why you and your spouse need to travel more, especially if your last was (gasp) your honeymoon.
1. It’s your benefit as a married couple. If you live in a conservative country like the Philippines, you probably remember the days when your overprotective parents demanded that your dates include a chaperone, and the thought of you going out of town with your boyfriend gave them a heart attack. But now that you’re married, you can travel wherever you want, whenever you want with your spouse. You've both earned this privilege, so why not take advantage of it as much as you can?
2. So you can reconnect. Marriage is exciting and fulfilling ... but five years, two kids, and zero vacations later, you may find yourself a bit exhausted and estranged from your spouse, and you’re not even in the seven-year-itch yet. Travelling allows you to finally have some time together where you can create and share new experiences and adventures. Doing so enables you to revisit some shelved feelings for each other. And while you’re at it…
3. So you can have better sex. Even if you can manage to pull off a quickie or two every week while the kids are asleep, traveling is guaranteed to make your sex lives better, according to a survey. It’s easy to rekindle romance and intimacy while traveling because of the private time together and the change in scenery. Besides, what else can you do with your spouse when you get a hotel room with a nice bed all to yourselves?
4. So you can become better parents. Having kids is amazing, but even Mom and Dad need a much-deserved break. A little time away from your kids can be a good thing since missing them will only make you appreciate them more. And when you return, you’ll be re-energized and be more open to becoming better parents. When traveling, you and your spouse can also set some time aside to talk about your children and the things you need to prepare for, like schooling and even a family vacation in the future.
5. So you can test your marriage. You may not notice it, but traveling is a great way to test how solid your marriage is. When you get lost in the middle of nowhere, you’ll only have each other to hold onto. And with possible mishaps ranging from airport problems to bad weather, traveling may result to a lot of stress that could put a strain on your relationship. But if you can survive and even enjoy them all with your spouse, then you know you’re married to the right person. Because isn't that what the adage says?